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RISE Book Discussion: Heartland

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See below for information on how to purchase the book at a discount at your local non-profit literary book seller, Bookmarks.


During Sarah Smarsh’s turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country’s changing economic policies solidified her family’s place among the working poor. By telling the story of her life and the lives of the people she loves, Smarsh challenges us to look more closely at the class divide in our country and examine the myths about people thought to be less because they earn less. Her personal history affirms the corrosive impact intergenerational poverty can have on individuals, families, and communities, and she explores this idea as lived experience, metaphor, and level of consciousness.


In order for us to use their beautiful new space, Bookmarks asks that at least some of our participants purchase the book from them. Bonus reasons to buy your books from Bookmarks:
– they offer us a 20% on our book club reads. Use the code 20OFFBOOKCLUB online, or mention us at checkout in their new store.
– Bookmarks is a non-profit organization – all store proceeds support local literacy programs
– Once the connector to Foothills Brewery opens, we’ll be able to enjoy adult beverages while we discuss how to solve the world’s problems.

Buy the book in the store, or online:

Check out the other books we’ll be reading in 2018 and mark your calendar. https://risetogetherpt.com/calendar/book-club/


November 28, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm